Illustration for article titled Justin Allgaier Secures First 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Win After Disastrous Daytona Weekend

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Justin Allgaier had his arms full on the first of two races at Dover Worldwide Speedway. Not solely did he have to carry off the extremely dominant Austin Cindric, however he was additionally trying to make up for final week’s disappointing outing on the Daytona street course.

Whereas Cindric and Noah Gragson seemed promising in the course of the first two phases, Allgaier took the lead on lap 76 and by no means seemed again, main 120 of the race’s 200 laps. He received each the second stage and the race itself.

“These final 18-24 months have been loopy. I’m simply happy with these guys and the ‘by no means hand over’ perspective they’ve received. This group is unimaginable,” Allgaier mentioned as he climbed out of the automotive in Victory Lane.

He additionally didn’t miss an opportunity to thank AJ Allmendinger: “That is the ability of social media. I received blasted final week, so I suppose I must thank AJ for giving me the drive and dedication, and all of the haters on social media, as a result of that’s undoubtedly what’s given me some hearth.”

For those who’re just a little behind on all of the NASCAR drama, Allgaier and Allmendinger made contact whereas the previous was combating for third place on the Daytona Worldwide Speedway street course. After the race, the 2 had some heated phrases to alternate:

A lot of the social media warmth got here from the truth that Allmendinger owned as much as the error, however Allgaier saved arguing and ended up throwing himself below the bus by saying, “I make a whole lot of errors.”

Allgaier undoubtedly wanted a win to assist get well from a troublesome weekend. That is his first race win of a tough 2020 season. His final race win was on the 2019 Desert Diamond West Valley On line casino 200 in November.